Parks & Recreation may be going away, but at least its saying goodbye with Sean Hayes.
Fair warning everybody, I’m trying to write this after watching last night’s Survivor, which put me into a state of incoherent rage, I’m trying to bring that down to plain rage in order to be able to string words together.
Sci-fi fanboy crush Ben Browder will be appearing in the next season of Doctor Who. He’ll be in a Wild West episode written by Being Human creator Toby Whithouse.
ABC comedy pilot American Judy just added Ken Marino to the cast. He’ll play Judy Greer‘s husband, the man who motivates Greer’s character to move to the suburbs where she finds herself a fish-out-of-water. With that premise, which sounds ripe for incredibly tired jokes, I hope the script lives up to the talent of the cast.
Philadelphia Cream Cheese has pulled its ads from GCB in response to complaints from Christian groups like the homophobic One Million Moms. The next time I want to make a cheesecake, I know what brand I won’t be buying.
Netflix is negotiating to produce a second season of Terra Nova now that it has been canceled by Fox. Wouldn’t that money be better spent on a sci-fi series that had some critical praise and something of a cult following? They might want to wait and see if the CW decides to give up on Nikita.
If you thought you saw a lot of marketing to get you watch Smash, that’s because NBC spent $10 million marketing the musical drama, more than is usualy spent on a midseason show.
Golden Boy, the CBS drama pilot that originally got Ryan Philippe to play the lead until he dropped out, has replaced Phillippe with Brit hottie Theo James. How did I not notice that Downton Abbey‘s sexy Turkish ambassador was also the hot guy from Bedlam? Clearly, I’d be so confused when Superman put on the glasses.
If you’re into the odder footnotes of TV history, the AV Club reviewed the Too Close for Comfort episode where Monroe is raped by two women, which turned out not to be anywhere as bad as I imagined — thought it might be possible for even Too Close for Comfort to come up with an episode as bad as I imagined.
The CW’s Hunger Games-ish pilot, The Selection, has picked its dystopian king and queen with Martin Donovan and Leonor Varlea. Sadly, while both actors have been busy, I primarily recognize Varlea as Marta from Arrested Development and Donovan from Weeds and The Opposite of Sex. Then again, those aren’t terrible roles to be remembered for.
TLC has cancelled All-American Muslim which drew controversy but not ratings. I guess if you’re going to succeed on TLC, you’ve got to make viewers thankful they don’t live your life.
Former Better Off Ted hottie Jay Harrington has joined the Greg Berlanti legal drama pilot that stars Cuba Gooding Jr. As long as they avoid cases that involve sled dogs or gay cruises, I’ll probably check it out.
Up All Night has cast Happy Days‘ Marion Ross to play Chris‘ grandmother, who dotes on her grandson and hates his wife. I hope this isn’t going to be a repeat of Ross’ Brothers & Sisters role.
The debut of Fox’s new Tuesday comedy lineup had mixed ratings news. With no lead-in help, Raising Hope managed to draw as many viewers as when it followed hit comedy New Girl. I was worried about Raising Hope‘s chances for a third season until now. On the other hand, the return of Breaking In did worse than what Raising Hope gets in the same time slot.
Someone else is attempting to revive Name That Tune, despite past attempts to revive the series that never made it to the airwaves. In response, Vulture asks, what game show would you bring back? As much as I loved Press Your Luck (but not Whammy!), Bumper Stumpers and Legend of the Hidden Temple in their day, I think some should dig the campy Whew! and its Gauntlet of Villains out of the vaults.
Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
I didn’t get my chess-playing, coming-out discussing moments between Will and Marlena yesterday thanks to preemptions. It should be airing today.
30 Rock (NBC) 8:00 PM ET
You knew things were going to go badly when Kenneth got a job in standards & practices, and now he’s about to face off against Liz. So in this case, I guess Liz is the irresistible force and Kenneth’s idea of morality is the unmovable object.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8:00 PM ET
When Amy stops Sheldon from enjoying 48 hours of Star Wars gaming with his pals, he ends up questioning the relationship. Could this be the very special episode where Sheldon learns something about companionship? Yeah, I don’t think so, either.
Parks & Recreation (NBC) 8:30 PM ET
Leslie thinks she’s made a big step forward for her campaign when she gets an interview with an Indianapolis talk show host (Sean Hayes), but it turns out he’s not much better than the people who host Pawnee’s local talk shows.
The Finder (Fox) 9:00 PM ET
Walt’s next case has him seeking a high school student who disappeared after a hurricane, an investigation that leaves him stranded and needing rescue himself.
The Office (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
While the Florida storyline has had its major misses, its also showed The Office getting back in touch with some of the most amusing aspects of Erin, Ryan and Stanley, so I’m going to be a little sad to see the story arc end as members of the Tallahassee team pack their bags for a return to Scranton.
Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime) 9:00 PM ET
To determine the final three, the remaining designers are asked to sell their design to the public. I wonder if they’re going to try to minimize the chance of people buying an outfit just because they like the personality of the designer… then again, maybe that’s something the judges want to test.
Up All Night (NBC) 9:30 PM ET
When Ragan and Chris realize they have a gay couples as neighbors (Ben Falcone and Nat Faxon) who are also raising a baby, they decide to try to be couple friends with them.
Archer (FX) 10:00 PM ET
As if the relationship weren’t dysfunctional enough the first time, Sterling‘s fiance Katya is back, despite taking a fall that certainly looked like it would kill her. I guess Lydia from Revenge gave her a few lessons in surviving a fall? Or maybe the new cyborg parts explain it.
Awake (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
I went into this series not knowing where to set my expectations, and I was a little surprised at how I liked it. I don’t care about trying to figure out why Michael is living in two realities, but just enjoyed watching the parallels between the two worlds. Tonight’s episode offers Laura Innes as someone who brings some kind of game-changing revelation in the final two minutes, but I think I’ll just enjoy watching the parallels unfold.
Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
Andy‘s getting a visit from Jersey Shore‘s Deena Cortese‘ and Awake‘s Wilmer Valderrama
What will you be watching tonight? Please share in the comments!
The Talk (CBS) Check local listings
Tabatha Coffey will be guest-hosting tomorrow’s episode
The Ultimate Fighter (FX) 9:00 PM ET
I may not be much into watching people beat each other up, but I’m curious if they’ll make a big deal over one participant’s Sean Cody porn past.